Madonna Bowers, Quality & Education Manager
Madonna started her nursing career in 1983 at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. After graduating she became an Intensive Care and Coronary Care Nurse and worked at Ipswich General Hospital for 12 years. In 1998 Madonna completed a Graduate Certificate in Critical Care and commenced a Bachelor of Health Management which she completed in 2002.
Madonna commenced her hospital management roles in 2003 in St Andrews Hospital Ipswich and went on to work at Greenslopes Private Hospital (GPH) in 2006 where she found her passion for Quality and Patient Safety. Having worked a number of positions including patient liaison Madonna was appointed to the Assistant Director of Quality and Safety at GPH in 2013.
Madonna moved to Hervey Bay in 2015 to work in Australia's first fully digital hospital and continue her journey as a Quality Manager.
Outside of work Madonna is a passionate Rugby League supporter and volunteer and in 2011 Madonna won the National Rugby League Women in League Year award for her contributions to Rugby League.
Assistant Director of Nursing - Larnie Wright
Larnie has over 25 years experience as a Registered Nurse and has worked in both Private and Public Hospital environments. She originally trained at Westmead Hospital in NSW, with a specialty in Neuroscience. Larnie has a passion for providing safe clinical care to patients in addition to excellent customer service to patients, families, doctors and the local community.
Larnie moved to Queensland in 2001 and has since held roles as a Registered Nurse/Clinical Nurse & Clinical Nurse Manager in both Medical & Surgical Units, she has also held positions involving Workplace Health & Safety, Infection Control, Workplace Rehabilitation/Return to Work, Clinical Education, Quality & Risk Management within QLD Health, Healthscope, and Ramsay Health.
Larnie commenced work at St Stephens Hospital in 2011 when the hospital was still located in Maryborough and has enjoyed contributing to the evolution of St Stephens into a world class fully digital hospital. When not working, Larnie is a busy mum with two boys and has a passion for music and motorbikes.